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Poster: Reade Date: Apr 25, 2011 6:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why Can't Mickey Hart Play Comes A Time?

'Lost Sailor' was dropped from the rotation with Weir famously commenting on it after, .... something about the drummers tendency to want to turn every ballad into an "Afro-Cuban war dance."
Always loved that comment.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Apr 25, 2011 12:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why Can't Mickey Hart Play Comes A Time?

This was Weir's quote about Lost Sailor:
"I had that pretty much worked up and I could sing it and play it, but I didn't know how a band was going to approach that kind of rhythm and that kind of tune, particularly the Grateful Dead. You know, it's like pulling teeth to get the drummers to play a ballad without throwing all kinds of double-time and stuff like that sometimes. And so it was sort of a wrestling match, but I finally got them to settle down and play the ballad without making it into an Afro-Cuban war dance."
ftp://gdead.berkeley.edu/pub/gdead/interviews/Weir.040302

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